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Wander Panzer(WAP) MOD for ArmA3

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This mod is amazing! Love the ability to control the mech and weapons at the same time. Is it possible to add more AT and AA missiles than just 2 for each? And can you make a version that uses rockets and artillery or mortar rounds? Keep up the great work!

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This is very interesting. I've been wondering for years, literally, if someone would be able to pull off some sort of 'mech beyond the simple district 9 one that's been shown a little. I've been trying to ascertain the viability of a battleTech/Mechwarrior mod but I'm still not sure if the engine could handle multiple weapon systems the way MW does it or if you could get each leg to respond to different terrain elevations like a human biped would. I would imagine that we would need to be able to use a custom vehicle rig, though a hacked together version of the tank one might work.

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I have found cases where the panzers (as they are based on a tank chassis) are unable to target eachother as the torso cannot twist further to engage. If the 'legs' (ie the tank chassis) were to turn towards a target, then the panzer would be able to engage. At the moment it is possible to have 2 enemy panzers side by side not shooting as it is out of their arc of fire (without turning)

@nanobot - it would be cool to see these 100t monsters ingame. I would imagine them much taller than these panzers. I also cannot see why multiple weapon systems would be a problem.

@BIS ... hmm perhaps THERE is an idea for a DLC ;)

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The mod now works with Zeus, but somehow not with the "All Addons (even unofficial ones)"-option without adding it specifically to the mission via manage addons-module. That's a problem with quite a couple of unit-mods: They work when added manually, but not generally (although some do actually work that way).

It'd be great if 1. this problem could be solved in a general way (eg. making the All Addons-option really work) and 2. this mod could be configured in way that it works like those mods that are properly added to Zeus interface via the All Addons-option.

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You guys should really check out Front Mission 3~5. They have great, gritty, military atmosphere and Wanzers (<-thats how they are called "WANder panZER") are great example of Real Robot type. Besides they are great turn based strategies with great mech customization.

If you want to read more about wanzers check out Front Mission wiki: http://frontmission.wikia.com/wiki/Wanzer

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Love the mod, I will however make a suggestion; I would like to see a toggle between walking and "skating" as it is if I am trying to escort a convoy the runaway acceleration makes it so that i have to come to a complete stop and start moving again, Otherwise i just flat out out pace everything else on the ground.

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I would like to see a toggle between walking and "skating" as it is if I am trying to escort a convoy the runaway acceleration makes it so that i have to come to a complete stop and start moving again, Otherwise i just flat out out pace everything else on the ground.

If you press "Left Ctrl + W" once, your WAP can walk slowly all the way (about 15 ~ 30km/h).

In addition to this , if you want WAPs of AI to walk slowly, you will set waypoint speed "Limited".

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Oh dear lord I didn't think that this was possible but it was. A bit out of place for the setting but in the end I think the sheer awesomeness makes up for it.

If anything, I'd like to see some mechs themed towards the 2035 NATO era. Kind of like the MGS4 Gekko, sans the artificial biological stuff (kind of a militaristic, utilitarian, angular theme all across consistent with the other NATO vehicles.) That'd be sweet to have in the inventory as an experimental thing in 2035, and it could probably be fitting if it weren't too outlandish.

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Oh dear lord I didn't think that this was possible but it was. A bit out of place for the setting but in the end I think the sheer awesomeness makes up for it.

Actually if you are familiar with Front Mission lore the Arma 3 setting is pretty much ideal for Wanzers. As for more NATO like wanzers: currently the only model we have is OCU built Kyojun. I think it would be best if OCU had Zenith while USN (ie. BLUFOR) had Frost.

BTW: Check out

, especially at 0:44 see how the arms and body is animated? I would love to see that in this mod, this exactly how Wanzers move during the attack in FM games. Edited by Taro8

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can you say me why the color RED Wander Panzer are in the faction BLUFOR and BLUE Wander Panzer are OFFOR?

I thought that the ACE team of U.S.N which is called "Hell's Wall" use RED Wander Panzers , for that reason, color of U.S.N is RED .

But, if many people are confused about the reverse color of sides , I will redefine it.

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In FM enemy wanzers had red "eyes" while friendly had blue ones, could you include this?

EDIT: Found a great shot of interior of wanzer cockpit http://mangafox.me/manga/front_mission_dog_life_dog_style/v01/c008/4.html

Cant say I like the design, IMHO pilots should just have VR helmets and cockpit should be much smaller and more claustrophobic. The space gained could be used for more armor and stuff.

Edited by Taro8

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Also: in FM enemy wanzers had red "eyes" while friendly had blue ones, could you include this?

Don't make this a complete FM-mod, keep it unique.

Edited by Pergor

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Also: in FM enemy wanzers had red "eyes" while friendly had blue ones, could you include this?

Do you mean that "enemy wanzers had red eyes while friendly had blue ones" is "OFFOR had red eyes while BLFOR had blue ones in ArmA3"?

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I thought that the ACE team of U.S.N which is called "Hell's Wall" use RED Wander Panzers , for that reason, color of U.S.N is RED .

But, if many people are confused about the reverse color of sides , I will redefine it.

Yes, the colors would adjust to the corresponding fractions.

so there are fewer messes

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Do you mean that "enemy wanzers had red eyes while friendly had blue ones" is "OFFOR had red eyes while BLFOR had blue ones in ArmA3"?

I was talking about FM5, but now I looked at your models and BLUFOR wanzers have red eyes while REDFOR has blue, could you swap it around?

Edited by Taro8

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Customised sounds for these mechs would be awesome. However I don't know how you would simulate the stomping sound, as it is based on the tank model.

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Would it be possible to tie the sound to animation of the legs?

BTW: would it be possible to create "vehicle" with is a large soldier model and all the normal animations? Sort of like ridable NPC or something.

Edited by Taro8

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I updated ver.1.04 !!

Changelog:

v1.04

- Removed sound of tread.

- Removed commander seat (Necessary numbers of which AI can operate a WAP change three soldiers to two ones).

- Add groups of WAP (NATO,CSAT,AAF).

- Kyojyun(LC) can change AT missile to AA missile quickly.

- Change "Color of BLFOR is Red , one of OFFOR is Blue" to "Color of BLFOR is Blue , one of OFFOR is Red".

Attention !! If you make a mission include WAPs(before v1.04),you must change blue to red,and red to blue.

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I updated ver.1.04 !!

Thank you for the change the color :) you are the best.

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Wow, this is so awesome. Shame that it is so hard using it in urban terrain.

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I updated ver.1.04 !!

gmwo will you make a more "real" walking version of it? Now it's really strange to see walking animations while the wanzer slides on the terrain.

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